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Here Are Some Five Great Places To Volunteer

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Written by Sophie Atieno

Having discussed the health benefits of volunteering, here are some different ways in which you can volunteer.

In the event that you feel that deep sense of volunteering, where can you do it? Here are five great places to volunteer.

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Hospital

It goes without saying that hospitals can definitely use the extra helping hand. From the support staff to the patients, families and the visitors, they all need volunteers in one way or another. You could lend a helping hand regardless of your age or level of education. Remember, volunteering is for a good cause so you should be prepared for the tasks you are given.Whether it’s cheering up the kids in the children’s wards, pushing wheelchairs, manning the information booths or general customer service, it counts.

At a local school

Schools work best with the involvement of the community. That said, people working in schools are often overworked. So that kind of environment offers an opportunity for volunteering. When it comes to education, the more people involved, the better. The pupils need to see people that can set a good example for them with each passing day. You could take up roles like reading them stories, helping clean the school environment, chaperoning some field trips among others that will definitely make an impact.

At a nursing home/ senior home

Often times, older people at nursing homes feel like they have just been dumped there. It would help if you give some of your time to them. Sometimes, all they need is someone to talk to, someone they can laugh or even cry with. They need to be reminded that while some of their relatives are too busy to be with them ever so often, someone else cares. It will make a big difference in their attitude which is why it is a great place to volunteer.

Animal rescue centres

Another great place to volunteer is an animal shelter. Some people are devoted to taking care of animals. They often need your assistance. So getting up and heading there to offer voluntary services such as walking the dogs, cleaning the places they stay at, answering phone calls, giving information and other administrative work could go a long way in keeping these shelters running and making these animals’ lives easier.

Your local church

A lot goes on in making a church what you see every Sunday, which is why it is also a great place to offer your volunteering services. You could always assist in cleaning the church, arranging flowers, doing administrative work among others. You could also teach the younger children at Bible study and while you are at it, you will be able to learn so many lessons that could help you in life as well.

So there you go. Five great places to volunteer at. We at CIVS Kenya always encourage you to grab any opportunities you can get to take part in volunteering activities. It will help change the lives of people you help and while you are at it, you will be helping yourself as well.

In case of any questions regarding voluntary work and where to volunteer, we are here to help. Contact us and we will answer your questions. You can also go through our website to read more.